April 21, 1918: Death of the Red Baron

by Thomas Glaser April. 22, 2017 935 views

Not a 365 picture this time, but to commemorate the death of the famous World War One Flying Ace Manfred von Richthofen, a.k.a. the Red Baron.

Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...

Von Richthofen died on this day 99 years ago, shot down and killed near Amiens, France. In 2014, I visited the Omaka Aviation Heritage Center in Marlborough, New Zealand. They have - among many other amazing displays, made by Sir Peter Jackson's Weta Workshop creative talents - a recreation of the Red Baron's tri-plane crash site. The diorama is complete with trophy hunters almost fighting for scraps of the aeroplane...

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

It's so cool to see history reenacted this way

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Thomas Glaser Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes, the Weta-Workshop and Wingnut Films guys are very very good! There has been an amazing Gallipoli display as well last year, which I unfortunately missed...

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Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Very well done series!

2 years, 9 months ago Edited
Thomas Glaser Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Thanks! Those displays were all amazing!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Thomas Glaser 2 years, 9 months ago

So life-like! Must have been a moving experience!

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Thomas Glaser Replied to Jay Boggess 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes it was! I will do a post about the whole thing soon, if time permits.

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Jay Boggess Replied to Thomas Glaser 2 years, 9 months ago

I'll be looking forward to it~

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